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You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

It’s at Fort Stevens, OR. The only US military post in the continental US to come under direct enemy fire during WWII.

Thanks Mike!

5 Responses to “You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up”

  1. dan187 says:

    If you get the chance to visit Ft Stevens, do it. It is an impressive installation and cool to wander around.

  2. Chucker says:

    Agreed. We were lucky and happened to visit when the reenactors were there one year. Really made the visit memorable.

  3. Ed says:

    That is the place they filmed some of ‘Officer and a Gentleman’, correct?

  4. John says:

    No, Officer and a Gentleman was filmed in Port Townsend WA

  5. cimg says:

    Interesting! The original earthen fort, completed in 1865 to protect the mouth of the Columbia River from Confederate gun boats and the British Navy during the Civil War, was named for Union Army Major General Isaac I. Stevens, first territorial governor of Washington, who died in 1862 at the Battle of Chantilly. The post later served as Oregon’s only coastal defense fort during the Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II. The fort has the distinction of being the only military fort in the United States to be fired upon by an enemy during time of war since the War of 1812, when it was attacked by a Japanese submarine on June 21, 1942.